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BBA Webinar: 2020 Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM


The BBA presents live webinars via Zoom. Access to this program is free, included as part of your member benefit. Please register for this program through your BBA account to receive the Zoom webinar link.  In order to receive the Zoom webinar link, you must register at least two hours before the start time of the program.

This webinar is an opportunity for bankruptcy professionals to hear from the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Judges about the Bankruptcy Court’s operations since the COVID-19 pandemic and how practitioners are adapting. The program will include the following topics:

  • State of the District update from Chief Judge Christopher J. Panos;
  • New standing orders, and other procedural changes;
  • Current practice for status conference, non-evidentiary hearings, and evidentiary hearings, and tips for telephonic hearings;
  • How the Court is preparing to handle the back log of evidentiary hearings and trials; and
  • What practitioners should expect when the Court reopens for live hearings (and factors being considered with respect to timing).

Other agenda items include answering questions and/or brief discussion of comments submitted by practitioners in advance about challenges with the new remote-only operation of the Bankruptcy Court. All questions and comments can be emailed to Macken Toussaint, Bankruptcy Section Co-Chair, at

This program is open and free for members and non-members. If you are not a member and do not have a BBA account, please contact Jenna Kim at to register.


BBA Webinars are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. The fund was founded in 2015 in memory of Joan B. DiCola to support the programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers and law students. To support this fund contact Erica Southerland at


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Jenna Kim


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